DISClaimer (4/24/09)

The soul sisters rule in today’s Christian-music column. The presence of legends such as The Lewis Family and The Easter Brothers, plus the ultra-popular Chris Tomlin, cannot dim the shining stars of Mary Mary and Music City’s own Mandisa. To the last-named we offer a Disc of the Day award. We hope your Gospel Music […]

DISClaimer (4/22/09)

It’s Gospel Music Week. What better time to survey what’s newsy and happening in this Nashville-based genre? As you might expect, many of CCM’s hottest acts have current products in the marketplace. You can’t escape the sheer sonic charisma of the new album by Israel Houghton. It is easily the Disc of the Day. I […]

BIGWish Gala to Feature Rascal Flatts

Superstar trio Rascal Flatts will perform a private concert at the BIGWish Silver Anniversary Gala celebration benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. The May 9 event on the 50-yard line of the famed Ohio Stadium at The Ohio State University is expected to draw more than 800 guests from the tri-state […]

Scott Siman Comments on McGraw Exit

“It’s been an amazing run with Tim and I wish him nothing but the best,” said RPM Management’s Scott Siman, commenting on the departure of Tim McGraw from his RPM Management roster. “While it is a disappointment that we weren’t able to re-sign Tim, we are excited about rebuilding the roster of clients and the […]

Mac McAnally Donates Single Royaties

Show Dog artist and longtime member of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band, Mac McAnally has pledged to donate all his artist royalties from his debut single, “You First,” to the Wounded Warriors Project, whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. The commitment to helping wounded soldiers fits well with the song’s theme of […]

“The Writer’s Share” Goes To Cancer Research

“The Writers Share,” a new quarterly songwriter/artist series being launched at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe, will debut June 18 at 9:00 PM and will benefit cancer research. Hosted by singer/songwriter Jen Foster, the series will feature acclaimed songwriters and artists of all genres, with 100 percent of proceeds going to the T.J. Martell Foundation and their […]

Country Star Vern Gosdin Dies at 74

Country singer Vern Gosdin, whose hit songs include classics like “Chiseled In Stone,” “Do You Believe Me Now” and “Set ’em Up Joe,” died last night (4/28) in a Nashville hospital. He was 74. He had recently suffered a stroke. Gosdin grew up in rural Woodland, Alabama, and, after a start in bluegrass on the […]

McGraw Moves To Red Light Management

NASHVILLE– Coran Capshaw has signed megastar Tim McGraw to his Red Light Management artist roster. McGraw will be joining Dave Matthews Band and Phish as Capshaw’s primary focus. “I am very impressed with the level of resources and creativity that Coran brings to the table,” says McGraw. “I have been blessed with an incredible career […]

More Layoffs at Clear Channel

Clear Channel has followed up its layoffs from last January with another round of cuts, eliminating 590 more jobs, many of them in the areas of programming, IT, engineering, and back-office, though a number of on-air positions were eliminated as well. When combined with the approximately 1,850 people who lost their jobs in January, it […]

Big Success For T.J. Martell’s Best Cellars

The Tenth Anniversary celebration of the T.J. Martell Foundation’s Best Cellars Dinner on Monday (4/27), was a great success, raising $160,000 for cancer research at the Frances Williams Preston Laboratories at Nashville’s Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. The event, presented by Eco-Energy Inc., is one of the Foundation’s signature events and is known for pairing Best Sellers […]

Chip Peay Returns to the Row

After an eight year hiatus from the entertainment business, Chip Peay has returned to Nashville to re-open Chip Peay Entertainment, LLC along with three music publishing companies. Peay was recently joined by songwriters, producers and industry leaders as he announced his new endeavor at a party held at Regions Bank Music Row. Peay managed Alan […]

Jason Aldean to Meet Bryan Adams at Crossroads

Pop superstar Bryan Adams will share the stage with Platinum-selling country rocker Jason Aldean, in an upcoming episode of CMT Crossroads. CMT Crossroads: Bryan Adams and Jason Aldean will be taped before an invitation-only audience in Nashville at the beginning of May and will premiere on CMT on Friday, June 26 at 8:00 PM/CT. With […]

Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation Heads to Key West

The Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to redefining and supporting music education, has announced its partnership with the Better Angels Key West Songwriters Festival, which will take place in Key West, Florida April 28-May 3. The 14th annual event will feature more than 130 performing songwriters in over 30 shows. In […]